#435 - Can the Gym Build an Elite Athlete? With Keir Wenham-Flatt


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In the world of fitness we hold gym training in high regard, but what % does gym work contribute towards the making of an elite athlete? Many have seen the training programs of some elite athletes like Usain Bolt online and scoffed, could a better program make him a faster athlete? Keir Wenham-Flatt an S&C coach based in the U.S. (Ex S&C Coach of Argentina Rugby Team) joins me to paint a true picture of gym training, the application of S&C and building the elite level athlete. Check our Keir's work @rugby_strength_coach and http://www.strengthcoachnetwork.com Time stamps: 1.10 Introduction to Keir 8.45 - the truth on the influence that s&c has on high level athletes. 14:30 - Substitution bias, improving performance & accepting performance losses that don’t help you work towards your goal 18:10 - Strength & Conditioning, the bigger picture. 27:16 - What it takes to be an exceptional S&C coach & excel in your career 34:45 - Keirs Top Tips! What can we learn from S&C & what principles can we apply

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